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Final bouts of the EUBC Junior Boys and Girls European Boxing Championships were held yesterday at the Hotel Hills in SarajevoBosnia and Herzegovina. After two sessions and 25 bouts among boys and girls, new European champions were crowned. Spectators had the opportunity to watch some of the great young talents who are, most certainly, the future of European Boxing.

After seven competition days, and 344 bouts, RussiaArmenia and Ireland are the best teams according to medal standings. Team Russia has won 16 gold medals, 3 silver and 3 bronze. Second best team, Armenia, has 3 champions, 6 silver medallists and 1 bronze, while the third best team, Ireland, managed to win 2 gold medals and 5 bronze.

370 boxers participated at this event. There were 130 girlsand 240 boys from 28 countries. Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, England, Estonia, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Scotland, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Turkey competed in Sarajevo.

At the end, a special jury chose the best boxers of the championships. The best male boxer is the very talented current World Junior Champion from Ireland John Maher. This phenomenal welterweight achieved five wins in Sarajevo, defeating opponents from Russia, Azerbaijan, England, Serbia and Armenia. The best female boxer is Lily Bassett from England, and the best R&J is experienced Tina Poletan from Bosnia and Herzegovina.